Egyptians condemn deadly bombing at police compound
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 01:28
Dec. 24 - Residents say the attack in the city of Mansoura that killed at least a dozen and wounded at least 130 people will not stand. Nathan Frandino reports.
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Egyptians are showing their frustrations after a deadly bomb blast rips through a police compound in the northern city of Mansoura.
Local residents staged an impromptu demonstration at the blast site to condemn the attack.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) LOCAL RESIDENT, MOHAMED GAMAL, SAYING:
"What happened here goes against God - killing and oppression. These people know nothing about religion. God never said that you should kill your fellow Muslims. And to all of this I say we put our faith in God."
The blast killed at least 14 people, including at least a dozen policemen. The attack also wounded more than 130 people, officials said.
Police cordoned off the area as Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim inspected the scene.
Victims were taken to the hospital where the country's health minister spoke with the injured.
In Cairo, security is on high alert.
Residents there said those responsible were harming their country.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) CAIRO RESIDENT, SARAH, SAYING:
"This is not acceptable at all. They are destroying their own country. They are causing destruction and yet they want the public to support them, and to elect them so they can rule the country. What they are doing won't do at all."
Militancy has been on the rise in areas of the Nile Delta region.
About 200 security forces have been killed there since the removal of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July.
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